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Are Japanese Chins healthy?

Are Japanese Chins healthy? You can ask the breeder to show the above inspection/screening certificate of both parents. If the breeder does not think it is necessary to carry out any of the above tests (there may be good reasons), you can ask it to explain why. Japanese Chins underground buses are usually healthy, but like all varieties, they are prone to some health conditions. Not all Chins suffer from these diseases, but if you think about this breed, it’s important to pay attention to them. If you want to buy Japanese Chins, you need to find a good keeper who will show you the health license of your Japanese Chins parents. A health check shows that a dog has been tested and cleared of specific conditions. In Chins, you should see health licenses from the animal Orthopedic Foundation (OFA) for hip dysplasia (average or better), elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand disease. Health license for thromboembolism from Auburn University. And a health license from the dog eye registration Foundation (CERF) to prove that the eyes are normal.


Atrioventricular endocardiopathy in Japanese Chins

This degenerative disease affects the mitral and tricuspid valves of the heart. This occurs when polysaccharide deposits distort the shape of the valve and cause the valve to leak. This can lead to heart failure. Changes in diet and exercise may be necessary.
Progressive retinal atrophy: a degenerative eye disease that eventually leads to blindness. Blindness caused by PRA is a slow process due to the loss of photoreceptors at the back of the eye. PRA is detected years before any signs of blindness appear in the Japanese Chin. Every year the dog’s eye breeder will have a good reputation as an eye doctor certified by an ophthalmologist.

Patellar dislocation in Japanese Chins

Also known as “knee slippage,” it’s a common problem with puppies. This is because the patella, which has three parts-the femur (thigh bone), the patella (kneecap), and the tibia (calf) – is not aligned correctly. This can lead to lameness in the leg or abnormal gait in the dog. It is a disease that occurs at birth, although actual dislocation or dislocation does not always occur long after. Friction caused by patellar dislocation can lead to arthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease. Patellar dislocation is divided into four grades, from grade I (occasional dislocation leading to temporary claudication of the joint) to grade IV (severe tibial rotation, unable to manually adjust the patella). This makes the dog look like a bowling ball. Severe patellar dislocation may require surgical repair.


Heart murmur

A heart murmur is caused by the disorder of blood flow through the heart cavity. They are an indicator that there may be a disease or condition of the heart that will need to be monitored and treated. Heart murmurs are graded according to their loudness, one very soft and five very loud. If the disease is obvious, diagnosed by X-ray and echocardiography, the dog may need medication, a special diet, and less exercise.
You can ask the breeder about the medical history of the Japanese Chins‘ parents, grandparents, and great grandparents of the Japanese Chins you want to buy. Please carefully consider whether to buy a Japanese Chins, if these or some other diseases of the family line. You can also ask the breeder’s policy in the event of a serious genetic disease in your puppy’s later life. Good breeders will ask to be informed of these events to improve future breeding decisions.